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GRANTS, New Mexico (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police say there are multiple people dead after a crash involving a Greyhound bus and semi-truck.
It happened on I-40 in between Gallup and Grants, near Thoreau just after noon on Thursday.
Westbound I-40 is closed near Thoreau and causing major traffic delays. Traffic is being diverted onto the frontage road in Thoreau.
The article goes on to state the following:
State Police have not released how many people are dead, but witnesses say it was catastrophic.
“It was horrible there was people trying to climb out of the windows of the bus… bystanders trying to help people getting ladders out of their truck to get to windows of Greyhound bus to assist,” said a witness. “When we went by the overturned semi, everything in the trailer was out on the road. It was a disaster…you could tell people were in distress, screams were coming from bus.”
It is unclear what caused the crash.
Photos submitted to KRQE show a semi on its side. Witnesses say the entire front part of the bus was gone and that the tractor-trailer detached from the cab.
They say it’s clear the semi crossed through the median and hit the bus head-on in the westbound lanes.
DEVELOPING: At least four people are dead in a crash involving a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck in New Mexico, local authorities say; nearly 50 passengers were on the Greyhound. @CBSMireya has the latest https://t.co/9wq6OjFlGd pic.twitter.com/7iNqN1kiWe
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) August 30, 2018
“By far one of the worse accidents I’ve encountered. There was people trying to climb out of the windows of the bus. “ —witness #breakingnews State police say multiple people have died in a bus crash in I-40 near Thoreau. @KRQEAllison @MarissaKRQE will have the latest on @krqe pic.twitter.com/SrDCaNzDCe
— Jessica Garate (@krqegarate) August 30, 2018
— CEO Steve Jobs (@iBlackSheep) August 30, 2018
Officers have confirmed multiple casualties in this crash. Officers and EMS are still working this scene actively. More information will be released when available.
— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) August 30, 2018
NEW: Multiple fatalities reported after Greyhound bus, semi-truck crash in New Mexico https://t.co/vBO59x5kZe
— Ryan Rocca (@Reporter_Ryan) August 30, 2018
New Mexico State Police say there are multiple people dead after a crash involving a Greyhound bus and semi-truck. https://t.co/2NRpRsv73A
— Big 2 News KMID (@Local2NewsKMID) August 30, 2018
NEW MEXICO BUS CRASH: Multiple deaths after Greyhound bus and semi truck crashed into each other on Interstate 40 in Thoreau, New Mexico. 30+ taken to hospitals. https://t.co/nRtGOrc40y pic.twitter.com/78EF5TV9rX
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) August 30, 2018
“It was horrible there was people trying to climb out of the windows of the bus… bystanders trying to help people getting ladders out of their truck to get to windows of Greyhound bus to assist,” said a witness told KRQE. https://t.co/AkAF9pjS9r
— KPEJ FOX 24 News (@KPEJFOX24News) August 30, 2018
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